[mythtv-users] Hauppauge HD-PVR: Photos and link to pre-order

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Apr 4 17:39:43 UTC 2008

Scot Cornell wrote:
> On Apr 4, 2008, at 10:25 AM, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> Jeff Clark wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 12:53 PM, Brad DerManouelian
> <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> Mark Hutchinson wrote:
> Matt Emmott wrote:
> Looks like it finally exists. I'll be pre-ordering soon!
> http://brentevans.blogspot.com/2008/04/hauppauge-hd-pvr-photos.html
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> I will be interested to see if it has Linux support
> Oh, good. I didn't think anyone here would be interested in that. I hope
> they're ready for the onslaught of pre-orders.
> So would this take the place of a mythbox or work with one?
> It's a capture device that connects to a computer.
> It won't work with Myth at all until there is a confirmed working Linux 
> driver and support is explicitly added into MythTV.
> My hope is that it is released with a working Linux driver and support 
> is added relatively quickly and backported to 0.21 so I don't have to 
> move off packages and back onto SVN again to get this working ASAP. 
> These are just hopes, of course. ;)
> -Brad
> How does it connect to computer. USB?

I'm reading the same info you are, but it looks like yes, USB. It 
doesn't store anything on the unit itself as was suggested by a previous 
post on this thread. It takes in component video, real-time compresses 
using h.264 and spits it back over the USB port.

It's got optical audio in port for combining with the component video in 
the process.

It also has an irblaster port for changing channels on a STB and another 
set of component outputs presumably for hooking directly to your TV so 
you can view the video without it being captured/compressed, but still 
passing through the device.


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